Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety'

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types
Soil Type:
Wet
Colour:
Pink
Colour:
Orange

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

This is a very floriferous water avens with pendant, pink to coppery orange flowers which are slightly flared. The stems are dark red-brown.  Long flowering.

Suitable for bog gardens, edge of ponds, mixed borders.

Height: 45cm

Geums have long been cultivated, Our native wood avens, Geum urbanum, being a stalwart of medieval herbalists.

The name of the Genus  'Geum' derives from the Greek 'geno' = to yield a pleasant odour or alternatively from the Greek 'geyo' = to stimulate. This refers to the pleasant clove-like aroma that comes from the freshly dug up roots of wood avens. As a result of this, roots were used to flavour Ausburg Ale and to make cordials against the plague.

Common name(s): Water Avens

Image courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.